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“Good atmosphere”
Review of The Whiskey Jar

The Whiskey Jar
Ranked #45 of 552 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: New restaurant serving nouveau Southern American cuisine and specialiizing in whiskeys at their bar.
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere”
Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

Have to call like it was. Five piece blue grass playing on a Tuesday night. Pure pleasure. Blackened catfish sandwich had hardly any spice. The piece of catfish was as small as a dollar bill folded in half. Chicken and dumplings was disappointment. There could not have been more than three dumplings the size of a thimble, or smaller. The broth tasted like it came from a can(beef broth not chicken broth). There were strands of chicken...at least but hardly any choice pieces. The $3.50 ham biscuit was dry and the ham was as thin as a dollar bill. Nine minute wait for server to make first contact.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank mel1150
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uk
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Delicious southern food”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Visited this pub due to its location close to our hotel and also from its menu choice which offered southern food. Both of us choose to have the fried chicken with collard greens, we were not disappointed, the collard greens were particularly good. We both had dessert and felt that perhaps these were not where the kitchen excelled, they were ok but no where near as good as the main course.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank hipnhappy
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VA
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Mason Jars”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

I ate here for the first time tonight and it was pretty good. The menu is very different from most of the other restaurants in the area. More home cooking type meals.

I had the pork BBQ sandwich that was served with a vinegar based sauce. I had the hand cut french fries which were very good.

The fudge brownie with home made ice cream was wonderful.

There is no air conditioning so it was a bit warm.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank TripinOnTheEarth
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great southern food with old world charm!”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

I can check this off my wish list, this place is exactly what you think it should be based on the name, a good old southern place with live music to add to the experience. If you have company and they are looking for some good old southern cooking and quaint charm this is the place! We had the Whole Local Trout with Hominy Hoppin’ John
and the Fried Chicken with Collards for dinner both good and the sausage/rabbit appetizer that came in a creamed onion sauce which was excellent.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank mimi1971
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Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great chicken and collards with bourbon drink”
Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Nothing could be finer
Fried chicken and collard greens
With a bourbon drink
Waiter was friendly and very helpful
Service was fast
Great drink menu for beer and bourbon
Will definitely be back

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank GoodeatininSC
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